Stephen Hawking once said; “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
What makes Doug so effective is his unique blending of the message with entertainment. As a professional mentalist Doug has studied psychology, memory, and how the mind works. Not only is he entertaining but he also provides real information that his audience can put to immediate use. In the place of using endless Power Point presentations, Doug reinforces specific points of his programs with amazing demonstrations of mind reading, clean humor, relevant stories, and respectful audience participation. This unique blend of information and entertainment, combined with his interactive style allows Doug to connect with any audience.
Doug’s most requested programs:
Most people believe what they see with their own eyes, and believe their own memories. However, what we “see” isn’t necessarily what is there. What we “remember” isn’t necessarily what actually happened. We are all convinced of what our minds tell us is real, but knowing how the mind fools you will help avoid the consequences that come with it.
Impossible Is An Excuse
Doug teaches that achieving what we want requires a change in our thinking, and he shows how we create the greatest obstacles in our paths. Doug combines real-world management experience (Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health) with magical and theatrical skills to create a unique blend of entertainment and insight. Magicians approach challenges in unique ways in order to achieve what appear to be impossible feats. Where does this way of thinking come from? Can others learn to approach problems with that kind of creativity? These questions are examined in this interactive, fun, and memorable presentation.
You Believe What?
Doug takes the audience through an examination of why we believe the things we believe? In this deep look into the science of how and why we have certain beliefs, your own belief system will be challenged. This program helps the audience understand how belief systems get in the way and how to avoid the traps of believing something too intently. Some audience members will learn that there is no real-world basis for some of their beliefs. A truly eye-opening experience for all involved.